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The 42nd Street Library Mysteries

Con Lehane’s 42nd Street Library Mysteries feature librarian and reluctant sleuth Raymond Ambler, a doggedly curious fellow who uncovers murderous secrets hidden behind the majestic marble façade of New York City’s landmark 42nd Street Library.

“Ray makes a sturdy, believable hero for this new series. Murder at the 42nd Street Library will make readers want to schedule a visit to this archetypal library during their next visit to New York City.”—Sun Sentinel

  • Murder in the Manuscript Room
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    • Murder in the Manuscript Room

    • The 42nd Street Library Mysteries (Volume 2)
      Con Lehane
      St. Martin's Press

    • The second in Con Lehane's 42nd Street Library mystery series, Murder in the Manuscript Room is a smart, compelling mystery in which the characters themselves are at least as interesting...

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  • Murder at the 42nd Street Library
    • Murder at the 42nd Street Library

    • The 42nd Street Library Mysteries (Volume 1)
      Con Lehane
      St. Martin's Press

    • This first book in an irresistible new series introduces librarian and reluctant sleuth Raymond Ambler, a doggedly curious fellow who uncovers murderous secrets hidden behind the majestic marble...

      • Avaliable in:

      • eBook

Con Lehane

Con Lehane is a mystery writer, living outside Washington, DC. Murder at the 42nd Street Library is the first in his series featuring Raymond Ambler, curator of the 42nd Street Library’s (fictional) crime fiction collection. He's also the author of the novels featuring New York City bartender Brian McNulty. Over the years, he (Lehane, that is) has been a college professor, union organizer, labor journalist, and has tended bar at two-dozen or so drinking establishments. He teaches fiction writing and mystery writing at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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